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5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday February 20th


It’s finally Thursday, and the weekend is on the horizon!

To get you through these last few days before the most favourite days of the week, there is music to take in, nature presentations to explore and even a food tour of our fair city to enjoy.

Finesse your way into Friday with these 5 things to do this Thursday!

Nature X: Owls of Canada

An audio-visual presentation by John Neville, award winning Nature Recordist and Past President of BC Nature. This free Nature X lecture will feature facts and stories about Canada’s owls, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and even some Bateman paintings!

  • Where: Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, 470 Belleville Street
  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Mercury Retrograde: Making Peace with the Trickster.

It has become popular lore that everything comes to pieces when Mercury turns retrograde, but if you know how to integrate His/Her guidance , you can use this time to connect with our higher purpose, and adjust our conscious attitude accordingly. Get the low down on the trickster archetype and learn to make peace with Hermes so that he can guide you to the divine union within yourself.

  • Where: 7 Rays, 2002 Fernwood Road
  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $30

OK Charlie at Canoe Brewpub

OK Charlie brings the absolute best of both the modern and retro. Playing songs that fill dance floors, excite crowds, and leave people in the highest of spirits. Formed in Victoria BC, the band regularly plays to some of the most energetic and enjoyable crowds around.

  • Where: Canoe Brew Pub, 450 Swift Street
  • When: 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

A Taste of Victoria Food Tours

This 2-hour tour begins at the Victoria Public Market and includes stops at The Gates of Harmonious Interest, Fan Tan Alley, Market Square, Bastion Square, Trounce Alley, Government St., and the Inner Harbour Causeway. Depending on the day, there are between 6-8 tastings along the route, as we discuss the history and quirks of beautiful Victoria, B.C.  Tastings can include bread, pierogis, meatballs, craft beer, macarons, chocolate, and much more!

  • Where:  Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas Street
  • When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $59.95 CAD

Salsa vs Bachata Thursdays

New 100% Salsa & Bachata all night long, Pachanga Latina is proud to bring to you a weekly event with the best Salsa & Bachata every Thursday night

Music by Dj Pachanguero Salsa & Bachata all night long

  • Where: Paparazzi Nightclub, 642 Johnson Street
  • When: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Cost: $10
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